Nordstrom is known for having great sales. There are two in particular that can send a city girl shopping in the burbs: The “Half-Yearly Sale” and the “Anniversary Sale.” The Half-Yearly sale is clearance, usually towards the end of the season. (Like, now.) The Anniversary Sale is a presale before the new collection hits the department store floor.
Nordstrom’s Anniversary Sale starts today. The sale consists of a catalog of pre-Fall merchandise that is discounted 25% to 40% off. Each department has its own special items that are featured in the pre-Fall sale. You can sift through the catalog right here.
The presale runs from July 12th to July 21st but is limited to customers who have a Nordstrom credit card holders. Afterwards, on July 21, the sale opens to the general public. Prices return to normal once the sale ends in August.
Back-to-school items are especially attractive during this Nordies sale. For example, you know your kids want new Adidas sneakers for the start of school and they are right here for $40 from $54. Big kid Stan Smiths are $80 from $110. (There is really no reason not to get them!) Over here are Converse with ruffles that are a-door-able. We love this rose gold bomber jacket for back-toschool and it’s just $45 from $68. There is also a large amount of swimwear in case you need to do a mid-season refresh. We even spotted Bugaboo Cameleon that’s discounted nearly $400.
We are a bit choosier when picking pre-season items for ourselves but a classic Veronica Beard jacket with a removable sweatshirt lining is $500 from $750. We really like this oversized wool and mohair jacket that’s $600 from $900 and there is an really amazing selection of activewear with great discounts. We even found a S’well for $15.
The selection this season is the best we can remember. It seems as if designers are realizing that pre-gaming sale season is better than post-season markdowns. Don’t forget to also check out the beauty deals. We are always a sucker for a new shade of lipstick or an updated nail polish
It’s a novel idea to have the opportunity to buy new season merchandise at a significant savings. Identifying what you want for Fall can be difficult but surely worth the effort. Sometimes it pays to plan ahead.